The Great Debate UK

from Commentaries:

The case for GDP bonds

August 3, 2009

Around the world, governments are struggling to drum up buyers for the mountain of bonds they need to sell. And that's especially true for big deficit, low savings countries like Britain and the United States.

Predicting the economic effects of swine flu

July 17, 2009

dm1– Marie Diron is senior economist at Oxford Economics. The opinions expressed are her own –

Bats and balls the key to economic bounce

July 8, 2009

simon_chadwick-Simon Chadwick is the Director of the Centre for the International Business of Sport at Coventry University, and runs the blog ‘Daily Sport Thought’ in which he addresses many of the important challenges currently facing sport. The opinions expressed are his own.-

A reality check from Standard & Poor’s

May 21, 2009

REUTERS— Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

Standard & Poor’s could have chosen a better day to kick the British economy, by placing the UK onto “negative outlook”, the usual precursor to a downgrade of S&P’s rating of an issuer’s debt.

China economic forecasts: go herbal or Western?

By Wei Gu
May 6, 2009

(Wei Gu is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are her own)

Which would you believe when it comes to diagnosing the health of China’s economy — the pulse-taking of the herbal doctor or the lab tests of Western medicine?

Don’t scapegoat the Germans for crisis

May 5, 2009

paul-taylor— Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

A revisionist theory on the causes of the global financial crisis blames surplus countries like China, Japan and Germany as much as highly-leveraged, deregulated finance in the United States and Britain.